I together with some travel bloggers, were tasked to capture the beauty of Baguio City, and we were given only a weekend to do this. Azalea Residences, one of the freshest hotels in the city, wants us to visit and experience the sites in and nearby Baguio City that will be included in their tour packages that will be available soon.
I've been to the city of pines quite a number of times but I still can't get enough of the city. Alam kong meron at meron pa rin akong hndi napupuntahan sa lugar na'to. And I am very much excited and eager to discover and experience something new.
Dubbed as the "Summer Capital of the Philippines", people who are seeking a cool escape would never ran out places to visit, food to munch, activities to try and scenery to see when they're in Baguio. It's a big touristy city that's getting even bigger and more touristy.
On our full packed three-day trip, we visited the following:
1. Bell Church
2. Benguet Provincial Capitol
3. Strawberry Farm
4. Rose Farm
5. Ketchup Community
For foodies, don't miss the newest food hub in town. Just across Wright Park, Ketchup Community will bring you a variety of Asian flavors. Malaysian, Thai, Filipino and Cantonese are among your choices. We had our lunch here and I enjoyed it a lot.
6. Wright Park
7. The Mansion
8. Mines View Park
9. Mt. Sto. Tomas
Probably the closest hikable mountain in Baguio City is Mt. Sto. Tomas. This place is for the individuals who are more adventurous and wants to get high. On top, if the day is very clear, one can enjoy a view of the whole Baguio City. Follow the story of our hike in this link.
10. Bencab Museum
11. Burnham Park
Baguio's central park is named after the famous city planner. It's a wide open park where the people can enjoy biking, boating, strolling or jogging. There are also food vendors on the side so food tripping is a possibility here.
12. Diplomat Hotel
13. Ambuklao Dam
Baguio's source of electricity is also an interesting place to kill your time. A road trip with your friends to this big dam can be an awesome way to see the beauty of Benguet's mountains and landscape. Check out on this link our road trip to this dam.
Baguio City is just 6 hours away from Manila, very accessible and easy to commute. And once you're there, you can easily access and enjoy these tourist spots on your own (Do-it-Yourself tours). But if you have a budget naman and don't want the hassle of creating itineraries and stuff, then I suggest that you avail Azalea Hotel's coolest tour packages. They will offer you the places mentioned above and it's all up to you which among the list you'll want to visit.